TITLE

Phase sensitive detection of light reflected from a Fabry-Perot interferometer

AUTHOR(S)
Bava, E.; Massari, F.
PUB. DATE
May 1996
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;May96, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p1714
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Analyzes the Fabry-Perot response to a phase-modulated light in the reflection mode, by considering the general problem of the lock-in detection at the pth harmonics of the rf modulating frequency. Frequency response of the Fabry-Perot discriminator after lock-in detection; Static frequency response; Properties of detected signal; Residual amplitude modulation; Detector noise effects.
ACCESSION #
4271625

 

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